Video Installation

Video Installation
  • Cost: $110.00
  • Ages: 16+
  • Total Hours: 9 (Three x 3-hour sessions)
  • Capacity: 12

Learn how larger-than-life videos can create dynamic audience experiences through innovative use of video projection.

Do you want to start using video projection as a creative medium? In this workshop, you’ll learn introductory video installation techniques, including:

  • Scripting spatial experiences for people exploring your installation space

  • Looping and cycling moving images

  • Crafting sound-image-space relationships and synchronizations

Through hands-on exercises and discussions, you’ll discover how to craft powerful, experiential works of public art that engage viewers and express perspectives unique to the medium of projection.

Note: If you have never used a Mac before, we recommend you take Mac Basics before taking this class.

Prerequisite: Experience creating and editing video content preferred.

This class is part of our New Media track. Learn more about our media education tracks here.


Advanced New Media Producer

This certification means you can book time for free in our classroom* and reserve the following gear: MacBook Pro laptop, hard drive, Open Signal’s Video Installation Kit, which contains 1 BenQ SH 940 Projector w/ Power Cord, 1 HDMI Cord,1 VGA Cord, 1 Manfrotto Tripod w/Camera Plate, 1 Canon EOS 60D Camera w/Battery and SD Card. You’ll also be able to submit videos to our channels.

*Fridays from 2 to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., based on availability.


Mar 13–Mar 27


6:00pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: DB Amorin

3 SESSIONS: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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DB Amorin Media Educator db [at]

I teach Experiments in Analog Video and help out with other glitch-related events around the center. If you have a desire to contort video, seek me out! 

I am an artist working in video, expanded audio and web-based installations. I am also on the founding board of Public Annex, an arts organization that makes arts classes, workshops and residencies available to people all along the disability spectrum.


For More Information

For general information or directions to our space, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at]

To be considered for make-up sessions or for other questions about your registration, contact our Media Education department at (503) 673-8649 or education [at]

Getting Here

Open Signal is located off the #6 or #4 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on NE Graham off of NE MLK.


Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need. If you’d like to apply, please complete the Bob Hedlund Memorial Scholarship Application form and submit along with documentation of financial need. Scholarships are reviewed on the 15th of every month and scholarships will be awarded on the 20th of every month. Applicants can apply for one scholarship slot per term, with a maximum of 3 scholarships per calendar year.

Open Signal is a Safe Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations, and we ask that you do the same when you attend our workshops and events.

Open Signal is fully wheelchair-accessible. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request.

Equipment Certification

Open Signal workshops grant certification on the equipment and software taught in the course unless otherwise noted.

Our workshops and equipment are made available to the community at an affordable rate because we want to amplify your voice on our public access cable channels. Join our community of media-makers! We ask that you submit work regularly in exchange for the free use of Open Signal equipment and studios.

Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions order to receive certification. No make-up sessions will be allowed except in cases of emergency. All certified students must complete a brief New Producer Orientation (NPO) before they are given access to our equipment. Students under the age of 18 will need to complete an NPO in the presence of their parent or guardian in order to check out equipment from Open Signal.

Cancellation Policies for Workshops

  • Workshops must meet minimum enrollment requirements to take place. If a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified 24 hours in advance. You can transfer to the next available session of the workshop if there is one, or receive a full refund for your cancelled class.

  • You must cancel up to 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds or transfers if you cancel with less than three days notice or fail to show up.

  • Please allow 2-3 business days for all refunds to be processed.

In the event of an emergency, exchanges for class credit may be offered at the discretion of Open Signal Management.   

Inclement Weather Policy

Open Signal follows the Portland Public Schools weather closure policy. If a workshop is closed due to inclement weather, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop within the term. Full refunds or class exchanges will be offered if you can’t make the rescheduled date.